London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1870. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2307954
First edition. Rebacked with cloth, new gilt titles and rules, new end sheets.
xv, 511, 20 pp. John Grant bookseller catalog bound in following text. A history of British neutrality during the American Civil War from a legal perspective, written by an English international lawyer who wrote a number of works on diplomacy. Bernard discusses the slavery question and the Fugitive Slave Law, the legality of secession, the election of Abraham Lincoln, proclamations of Great Britain and other nations during the war, maritime law, blockades, etc.